Definition of carboxypeptidase in English:

carboxypeptidase

noun

Biochemistry Chemistry
  • Any of a number of enzymes which hydrolyse oligopeptides and polypeptides by removing a terminal amino acid containing a free carboxyl group.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Pronunciation

carboxypeptidase

/kɑːˌbɒksɪˈpɛptɪdeɪz/